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The Kind Bride Blog: Your Vegan Wedding Source

The Kind Bride Blog: Your Vegan Wedding Source


Daniela Degrassi, Founder and Editor of The Kind Bride, a Vegan Wedding Community and Guide

The Kind Bride is a blog/community for vegan nuptials and wedding vendors alike, making it easier to plan a vegan wedding. 

Made Lokal: How long have you been a vegan?
The Kind Bride: I’ve been vegan since May 2014. When it finally dawned on me, it was quite an overwhelming feeling, I cried often and felt useless. I had an urge to become an activist but being such an emotional wreck I found that gearing towards a non-egressive vegan activism worked better for me.  My feeling is that showing the benefits of veganism instead of pointing fingers at meat eaters could even be more effective (although I admit the cruelty-scenes just did the trick for me). But I do understand and have a lot of respect for the hard core animal protectors who shout on the streets for animal liberation.

Made Lokal: How did you come about starting The Kind Bride?
The Kind Bride: I’ve been a wedding and lifestyle photographer for over 15 years mainly working in California and in my native Italy. I'm an incurable enthusiast and live life with great passion, I love to travel, connect with people and I never get bored! A great part of my life is being a caregiver for my autistic sister.  Having a creative outlet is important to me and for a few years I experimented fashion design, launching my own vegan bridal-friendly line Annaborgia.

Made Lokal: What constitutes a vegan wedding dress?
The Kind Bride: A vegan bridal gown has to be made with textiles and materials that are not animal derived. Silk, wool, leather for example are not vegan. Silk is often used for constructing wedding dresses, as it is considered a luxurious textile. Nowadays, there are new technologies developing silk-like materials that are a perfect substitute to silk without having to give up elegance. Most vegan wedding dresses available on the market now are made of synthetic fibers or natural fibers such as cotton, bamboo or nettle organza so I look forward to these new materials becoming more available to designers.

Made Lokal: Is creating vegan meals for wedding guests challenging?
The Kind Bride: For non vegans it surely may look like it. I recently interviewed Anthea Amore, founder of Organic Passion, a Vegan Catering company in Australia, and she described quite a few episodes of non-vegan guests that would come up to her to compliment on the food served at her vegan events. There are many talented chefs and caterers out there that can provide an amazing culinary experience for wedding guests, just a brilliant way to show that vegan food has come a long way in the recent years and can definitely compete in flavors, and are an absolute healthier alternative to animal products.

There are many vegan caterers available around the world. I am finding more and more every day and keep adding it to our Vegan Wedding Directory. And what I’ve seen lately is also some traditional caterers offering vegan options to brides and grooms.  I’ve recently connected with a vegan wedding planning service in LA and look forward to collaborate with them. Generally though, wedding planners can tackle any type of situation, so if someone would like to plan a vegan wedding I am sure they will find the resources to help their clients.

Made Lokal: What should we expect from The Kind Bride in the future?
The Kind Bride: I am now looking to expand our team of bloggers, from vegan brides to wedding experts and grow our community on the website and on Facebook. Later on, I’d like to focus on a eShop area where vegan brides can easily access to products for their vegan weddings.

If you are, or know, a resource involved in the vegan industry, connect with The Kind Bride to recommend a resource via:

  • DM or Comments on Instagram: @thekindbride
  • Email:  thekindbride@gmail.com
  • Submit online form at www.thekindbride.com
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    If you are a vegan vendor or bride or groom to be, follow The Kind Bride on:


    The Kind Bride also just launched a Facebook Community Group where vegan brides and vendors can mingle, communicate and connect.



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     The Kind Bride Vegan Wedding Guide Palmero-Vegan-Wedding-Dress-French-Connection-17-555x832
     

    The Kind Bride Daniela Degrassi Daniela Degrassi The Kind Bride Founder

     

    Pictures from @TheKindBride + Anthea Amore

    Click here for a guide to Bridal Gown Brands that manufacture in the USA

    6 comments

    Sep 18, 2018

    Hi Bea!

    I found Vegan East in Minneapolis! http://www.veganeast.com/
    Hope this helps!

    Daniela
    Sep 18, 2018

    i would love a list of vegan wedding cakes in Minneapolis!! some MAKE vegan cakes, but they don’t necessarily advertise themselves as a vegan bakery

    Bea
    Sep 17, 2018

    Hi Suzann,

    There are some mixed feelings about peace silk. Some vegans are ok with using it, some aren’t. The worm is not killed during the process so ho harm is actually done to its life, but some vegans may argue that it’s still a form of exploitation. In one of our latest blog post, we do cover this topic, as one British brand just launched a bridal line with their signature peace silk and explain very well how it’s sourced. Hope you have a chance to read it: https://www.thekindbride.com/bridal-fashion/studio-pia-peace-silk-aw18-bridal-collection/ Thank you! Daniela

    Daniela
    Sep 17, 2018

    Hi Jamie,

    Thanks for your comment. We do not offer wedding planning services but we can surely help identify vendors in your area. Feel free to reach out to me at daniela@thekindbride.com I’ll be happy to help however I can. Daniela

    Daniela
    Sep 17, 2018

    Can peace silk considered vegan?

    Suzann
    Sep 16, 2018

    Does Kind Bride offer wedding planning themselves?

    Jamie

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